WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Starlink satellite mission from Florida

Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink internet satellites in orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket Friday night.

The launch was at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 at 11:38 p.m. The launch was originally supposed to happen early Friday morning, but concerns about the weather at the droneship where the first stage booster would have landed delayed the launch.

The rocket carried 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit to be part of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service.

The booster that was used for this mission made its fifth flight, previously launching Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER and two Starlink missions.

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“Just Read the Instructions,” an autonomous drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, caught the booster after stage separation.

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